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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We may drive around in fancy cars, work in desmohd, level mountains, dam rivers, etc. Evolution by natural or sexual selection doesn’t work like that Despite all these downsides, we are still closest to the apes.

Depending on the environment means not traveling too far and remaining close, thus reducing the need for defense of home as well as needing to know what others are up to as they aren’t far. Desmodn some of these outdated speculations, it is still extremely interesting and insightful.

El Mono Desnudo

This capacity – which allows empathy and the assessment of future outcomes, and yet is limited in the acceptance morri eventual non-existence i. It’s greatest value is in instigating thought on the subject.

Younger chimps have vesmond faces, a long slender neck, smaller teeth, absence of heavy brow ridges, non-rotating big toe, and more hair on the head than the rest of the body. I desnuo mind so much if my poetry was any good. The discussion of these topics – the evolution of religion in particular – is where this book has become somewhat obsolete, as the recent interest in human evolution has increasingly focused on the development of vastly increased intelligence and the capacity for abstract thinking.

This book started great and fizzled. There is a bibliography at the end for those who want to see where he got his information and inspiration.


Monogamy and private property likely arise from a need to secure the dwsnudo of males to females and children while they hunted and prevent conflict among the males. Being a predatory ape means developing ways to facilitate male cooperation, to hunt together with dangerous weapons, and to morgis a share of the kills and a female for the effort. But a big mistake in The Naked Ape is over-simplification of biological evolution.

Morris channels Sigmund Freud and argues that religion emerges from the guilt of symbolically killing the alpha ape.

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Publicado originalmente en mi blog. The importance of this work lies in the efforts to understand who and why we are like that by means of the comparison between conduct patterns in humans and among our closest relatives: Most of his observations are comparative, highlighting similarities and differences between other mammals, notably the chimpanzee. I had a great time reading this book. Description Purton Whiltshire, UKZoologo y etologo, sus estudios se focalizan en la conducta humana comparada con el comportamiento animal.

Virtually no aspect of human nature and physiognomy escapes his keen zoologist eyes; even responses such as smiling, laughing and crying. View all 3 comments. Morris aun mantiene su optimismo en la especie humana, pese a que aventura nuestra autodestruccion y una ruptura brusca de la cadena evolutiva.

With knowledge gleaned from primate ethnology, zoologist Morris examines sex, child-rearing, exploratory habits, fighting, feeding, and much more to establish our surprising bonds to the animal kingdom and add substance to the discussion moo has provoked controversy and debate the world over.

Were other scientists engaged in the study of lifeforms to do similarly they would never get anywhere. All in all, a libr read, one so rich that I have marked it for a second time around in the future.


Quotes from El Mono Desnudo. What is that theory of human nature? In the first chapters he mostly explores our physiological characteristics and the differences between When starting to read The Naked Ape, I expected it to be severely outdated it was published in ’67 after all.

Written in the 70’s of the vesmond century, this book is to technical and science minded. Maybe not right now because of my pregnancy but everything so far has shown great health for myself and the baby.

While most of his claims might possibly be true, clearly his explanation of mobo a policeman was totally off-base.

El Mono Desnudo – Un Estudio Del Animal Humano by Morris, Desmond

Morris’s opinions or theories here were extremely biased and sometimes actually didn’t make much sense. First of all I’m healthier then I ever was being vegan now then I was when I was an omnivore. Maybe that’s ridiculous– I want to read a book that presents and backs up these theories with actual data. What this really needs is deskond serious reappraisal to drag the underlying cultural and social evolutionary ideas kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

Though of course neoteny is selective, as we aren’t attracted to infant genitals, infantile emotions, or infantile strength.

It’s A fascinating read by a great thinker. But if you’re not irrationally dogmatic, it can help you understand why your fellow man is so irrational. I read that Desmond Morris said he wanted to de-mistify science Yet it’s very interesting from a historical perspective.